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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 24, 2010 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

In spite of Jerry being quite sick and sounding near death at times, I have always loved this "For Deadheads Only" performance in Passaic, NJ. In addition to being simulcast, this show was filmed as well. It seems highly unlikely the video will ever be officially released, Jer's croaky voice and equipment troubles, but you never know? A number of great clips are available on Youtube. Does anyone know if the entire performance is in circulation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpeFlgAiBAQ

Jer was pretty sick for this performance, and was in fact hospitalized afterwards, forcing the cancellation of a number of shows. He rallys however, and whatever difficulties he had singing, he more than compensates with some truly inspired playing, ripping some spectacular leads at times.

There are several superb renditions and stand-outs during this one. Passenger, in particular is a best ever performance, Jerry just blisters through the conclusion, going on and on. I personally love the slowed down Friend of the Devil, and Loser is a particularly emotive performance, Jerry's raspy voice adding a feeling of deperation to the rendition. A nice Shakedown and Good Lovin' plus some rather interesting stage banter make this a fun listen.

I'm not a big of of '78 Grateful Dead, but I just love this show for its character...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-24.sbd.ashley-field.32876.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 24, 2010 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Just curious about the croaking. January of that year was really bad too. I saw them in Sacramento and Stockton and Jerry. Right after some shows where Bob did all the singing. Was this the beginning of Madame Persian?

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 24, 2010 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Jerry actually had Laringitis and that is why they returned in Jan 79 to the east coast to make up for the cancelations. 1/79 brought back the ds and ss from winterland closing. I love that 1/10 show from Nassau

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Nov 24, 2010 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

I remember sitting in front of my radio this night and recording the broadcast. First set is nothing special but the 2nd set is pretty cool.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Nov 25, 2010 1:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

How nice to stumble out of the woods, literally, and come home to find this gemstone of a show. JS had me giddy, Sugaree was sublime... Estimated jam is fabulous bordering on Dark Star territory... Shakedown is nice but the end jam is the real beauty once again going into nice deep jungly DS space.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Nov 25, 2010 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

"I'm not a big of of '78 Grateful Dead, but I just love this show for its character..."

Couldn't agree more. I've always thought of '78 as a kind of poor man's '77, but this was the very first Dead bootleg I ever owned, it remains among my 2-3 top choices for '78!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 25, 2010 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

So what are the other 1-2, skuzzlebutt?

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Nov 25, 2010 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

4/16 is a slam dunk for top two. I am also quite fond of 7/8. Although it is sloppy in spots, it oozes energy. I haven't listened to the "Close Encounters" show from January in a long time so I'm honestly not sure where that would rate.

Although the Winterland run in October is undeniably a strong one, I have always thought it a tad overrated, and I'm not a fan of Egypt or 12/31.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 24, 2010 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Cliff,
I'm pretty sure that this one is in circulation. I think I may even have it, but not sure. I will check my files later tonight when I get home and let you know for sure.

edit: It is in circulation Cliff.

http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=51624413c1e141e7fd82107baa0eada7172e8bd8

Currently has 3 seeders.

Also available here with 5 current seeders..

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77903&;highlight=1978-11-24

This post was modified by Finster Baby on 2010-11-24 15:24:22

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Poster: huntr Date: Nov 25, 2010 6:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

awesome DVDs

Grateful Dead
November 24, 1978
Capitol Theatre
Passaic, NJ

DVD Uno:

(Soundcheck)
Stagger Lee (verse 1)
I Need A Miracle >
Good Lovin
(Set I)
Jack Straw
Sugaree
Me And My Uncle >
Big River
Stagger Lee
Passenger

DVD Dos:

Candyman
New Minglewood Blues
From The Heart Of Me
Loser
Promised Land
(Set II)
I Need A Miracle >
Good Lovin'
Friend Of The Devil

DVD Tres:

Estimated Prophet >
Shakedown Street >
Drums >
Ollin Arrageed* >
Fire On The Mountain >
Sugar Magnolia
(Encore)
Johnny B. Goode

*with Hamza el-Din


Format: NTSC DVD, Region-Free, 4:3
Video: 8000 kb/s, MPEG-2, 29.97 FPS, 720x480
Audio: 1536 kb/s, LPCM, 16Bit 48kHz Stereo
Video Rendering Quality: Best
Menus & Chapters included

Video:

Pro-Shot archival footage > low gen VHS > Trade DVD > DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0 >
Sony Vegas 7.0d (Synch, Edit, Patch, Render) > Sony DVD Architect 4.0 (Menus, Chapters, Author)

Audio:

Main Source: http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=77177
Pre-FM SBD MR > DAT (48Khz) > DAT > WAV > FLAC
DAT > WAV transfer: Playback on Sony PCM-R500 > Neutrik input on Presonus Firebox preamp/A:D >
firewire/XP Pro PC > Wavelab 5, recorded as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV >
Waves L3 Multimaximizer (mastered to 16 bit/44.1 KHz WAV using hi res CD dither settings) >
CDWAV 1.9 (tracking and FLAC encoding) > FLAC (level 8).
Source DAT provided by B.Koucky. Transfer by C.Ladner. FLAC Frontend 1.7.1 > WAV >
Nero Wave Editor v3.7.2.1 (corrected right channel dropouts and overlap -Pat B)
Sony Vegas 7.0d (synch, patch) > Sony DVD Architect 4.0 (author)

Soundcheck Source: SBD > mono FM > low gen VHS > Trade DVD > DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0 >
Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum 4.0.52 (audio extraction) > WAV (16/48) >
Nero Wave Editor v3.7.2.1 (edit, fades, noise reduction between songs) >
WAV (16/48) > Sony Vegas 7.0d (synch, patch) > Sony DVD Architect 4.0 (author)


DVD Remaster Februaury 2007 by Pat B (rocknroll)
Seeded at The Trader's Den 2/17/07


I had no trouble burning any of it.. dunno what to say about that...


This post was modified by huntr on 2010-11-25 14:50:55

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Thanks for the pointers to the video, I'm definitely going to give this one a download!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

WORD OF WARNING to Jobygoob and all~~
I got Disc 1 DLed last week (from LL) and tried to burn it.
Seems Im not the only one with the same problem; see all
comments about it. Its seems everything goes well, until
you try to play the disc (black screen). Gonna try a few other things, but Im tired of wasting DVDs.
If it works for you, lemme know how you did it please.
And I would LOVE to see the second disc (hint, hint, hint
snow_and_rain!!). I have much to offer in trade if someone
can get me ANY of this show. thanks...

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Nov 24, 2010 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Do those huge video files work on your Windows Media Player? In that case save them to a VIDEO_TS folder. Use the Nero software to reformat them from scratch. Just get rid of the rest of the crap files. The DVD should start playing when you load it into the machine...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Nov 24, 2010 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

thats something else I will try. thanks...
98% of the DVDs on LL are golden from DL to play. If
this is part of that 2%, then hell, I just might learn
something new. Im not sure about the reformat thing. I
use nero, and its usually drag and drop the
VIDEO_TS folder. You echo one of the 'solutions' on the LL
comments. Again...trial and error.
Do those huge video files work on your Windows Media Player?
Or are you just happy to see me??
I have no idea on that one. l have little need for WMP
when it comes to that. I like having the DVD in the
library, ready to pop in at a moments notice.
This is my set up:
http://www.kipnis-studios.com/The_Kipnis_Studio_Standard/Press.html

Jerrys 1978 voice comes though in ways you wouldnt believe.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

I have that video -- at least the second set. The Estimated> Shakedown part is money. You can clearly see Bobby look over at Phil during the transition and mouth the word "Shakedown?" Sure enough...

I highly recommend the video if you have the space for it.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

This show will always have a place in my heart b/c it was one of my very earliest Dead bootlegs--in the form of a vinyl LP I found in a tiny shop in Greenwich Village....what I most remember about it is loving the FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN in spite--or even perhaps because of--Jerry's near-death frog croak vocals...the groove is just infectious and the tune somehow works beautifully even tho' Jer sounds like he's about to kick it for good!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

"...a tiny shop in Greenwich Village..."

The Golden Disc on Bleeker?

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Holy crap, you may have nailed it! I don't recall the name of the place (this had to be some 25 years ago at least) but it was definitely on Bleeker Street!!!

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 24, 2010 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

I spent hundreds of dollars in that shop back in the early and mid 1990's on Asian and Eastern European made Grateful Dead bootleg CDs. They were very expensive! I still have them. Any ideas on what to do with them?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 24, 2010 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Christmas tree ornaments!!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 24, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

LOL, I actually do have a GD CD Xmas tree ornament.

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 24, 2010 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

I bought this and 5.5.82 OR State Prison from a little record store in Colorado Springs. This is the defining Passenger in my book. Love the opening announcer too, a total ball of energy introducing them.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Nov 24, 2010 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH (1978) - Poor Jer!

Wow, thanks, Cliff! This was one of the first tapes I had but I have never been able to locate it because I didn't know the date. Great show - great to see Jer rise to the challenge and let his guitar do most of the talking.